Period
to 21 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 12,605 4,894 14,956
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 19.72% 19.07% 18.59%
As % of the General category 36.82% 35.62% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,957 3,573 10,431
10th Percentile £358 £328 £313
25th Percentile £450 £425 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £510
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
75th Percentile £663 £638 £610
90th Percentile £738 £736 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 46 115
10th Percentile £10.09 £9.52 £11.10
25th Percentile £12.30 £12.40 £14.00
Median hourly rate £16.74 £26.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -36.85% +26.19% -8.42%
75th Percentile £26.50 £38.56 £29.18
90th Percentile £54.20 £48.38 £44.98
UK median hourly rate £16.75 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -23.86% +10.00% -12.78%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34,233 13,739 41,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.56% 53.54% 51.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,284 9,387 27,220
10th Percentile £308 £275 £268
25th Percentile £413 £383 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £626 £600 £575
90th Percentile £715 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £510 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.37% - +4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,225 475 1,326
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.68 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.82 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.91 £19.33
Median % change year-on-year -13.28% +13.38% +7.27%
75th Percentile £42.20 £43.38 £40.00
90th Percentile £59.51 £52.20 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £21.89 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.18% +15.18% +6.89%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 21 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 8,598 £575 +4.55% 1,761
South East +6 1,051 £500 +5.26% 313
North of England +1 923 £497 +16.88% 490
Midlands +7 670 £463 +15.63% 369
South West +5 486 £450 -13.04% 240
North West +4 469 £475 +16.92% 262
West Midlands +5 424 £450 +5.88% 236
Yorkshire -1 417 £500 +11.11% 171
East Midlands +6 244 £475 +32.74% 131
East of England 0 211 £475 +6.44% 177
North East +2 38 £388 -8.82% 57
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 3,808 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
2 3,123 (24.78%) Social Skills
3 2,282 (18.10%) Banking
4 1,925 (15.27%) SQL
5 1,817 (14.41%) Azure
6 1,584 (12.57%) Java
7 1,502 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 1,472 (11.68%) AWS
9 1,437 (11.40%) Project Management
10 1,414 (11.22%) Python
11 1,396 (11.07%) DevOps
12 1,340 (10.63%) Microsoft
13 1,148 (9.11%) JavaScript
14 1,111 (8.81%) Oracle
15 1,109 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
16 1,092 (8.66%) Analytics
17 1,087 (8.62%) Migration
18 1,082 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
19 1,068 (8.47%) SAP
20 997 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
21 971 (7.70%) Change Management
22 947 (7.51%) Scrum
23 907 (7.20%) Degree
24 888 (7.04%) Kubernetes
25 833 (6.61%) Software Engineering
26 817 (6.48%) Public Sector
27 816 (6.47%) Project Delivery
28 807 (6.40%) Front Office
29 806 (6.39%) React
30 782 (6.20%) Marketing

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 327 (2.59%) Confluence
2 265 (2.10%) SharePoint
3 220 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 113 (0.90%) Apache
5 72 (0.57%) SAS
6 71 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 68 (0.54%) IIS
8 58 (0.46%) CMS
9 54 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
10 52 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 36 (0.29%) MS Exchange
12 35 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 35 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 33 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 28 (0.22%) Jupyter
15 27 (0.21%) nginx
16 26 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
17 22 (0.17%) Appian
17 22 (0.17%) OpenStack
18 20 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 588 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 379 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
3 278 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 175 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 154 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 52 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 42 (0.33%) Sketch
8 27 (0.21%) Figma
9 26 (0.21%) InVision
10 21 (0.17%) Oracle Smart View
11 20 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
12 19 (0.15%) Chatbot
12 19 (0.15%) Photoshop
13 13 (0.10%) Open Workbench
14 10 (0.079%) Zeplin
15 6 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
16 5 (0.040%) Adobe XD
16 5 (0.040%) Camtasia
16 5 (0.040%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 168 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 118 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 81 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 74 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
5 71 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 55 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
7 53 (0.42%) SAP FI
8 50 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
9 47 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
10 46 (0.36%) NetSuite
11 45 (0.36%) SAP CO
12 43 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
13 42 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
14 40 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
15 39 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
16 37 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
17 33 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 33 (0.26%) SAP ERP
18 32 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
19 30 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1,817 (14.41%) Azure
2 1,472 (11.68%) AWS
3 620 (4.92%) GCP
4 494 (3.92%) Serverless
5 438 (3.47%) Power Platform
6 368 (2.92%) Microsoft 365
7 326 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
8 311 (2.47%) SaaS
9 308 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
10 282 (2.24%) Amazon S3
11 266 (2.11%) GitHub
12 240 (1.90%) PaaS
13 231 (1.83%) IaaS
14 204 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
15 192 (1.52%) AWS Step Functions
16 135 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
17 111 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
18 99 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
19 93 (0.74%) Azure Functions
20 92 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 262 (2.08%) Firewall
2 159 (1.26%) DNS
3 140 (1.11%) Network Security
4 103 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 100 (0.79%) HTTP
6 99 (0.79%) Internet
7 97 (0.77%) WAN
8 88 (0.70%) LAN
9 73 (0.58%) VPN
10 71 (0.56%) DHCP
11 59 (0.47%) SAN
12 58 (0.46%) SSL
13 50 (0.40%) Unified Communications
14 40 (0.32%) Wireless
15 39 (0.31%) NAS
16 33 (0.26%) FTP
16 33 (0.26%) Skype
17 31 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
18 30 (0.24%) SMTP
19 28 (0.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 679 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 455 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 395 (3.13%) Power BI
4 388 (3.08%) Big Data
5 340 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 284 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 245 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 202 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
9 195 (1.55%) Tableau
10 176 (1.40%) Oracle Database
10 176 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
11 175 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 173 (1.37%) Data Lake
13 171 (1.36%) Hadoop
14 149 (1.18%) MongoDB
15 146 (1.16%) Metadata
16 108 (0.86%) RDBMS
17 104 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 94 (0.75%) Apache Hive
19 92 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 690 (5.47%) JIRA
2 603 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 499 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 253 (2.01%) Maven
5 119 (0.94%) TeamCity
6 100 (0.79%) Cucumber
7 98 (0.78%) Selenium
8 86 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
9 84 (0.67%) JUnit
9 84 (0.67%) Visual Studio
10 82 (0.65%) GitLab
11 81 (0.64%) Gradle
12 77 (0.61%) Subversion
13 75 (0.60%) Bitbucket
14 68 (0.54%) Mockito
15 56 (0.44%) Jasmine
16 53 (0.42%) Postman
17 52 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
18 49 (0.39%) Hudson
19 47 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3,123 (24.78%) Social Skills
2 2,282 (18.10%) Banking
3 1,082 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
4 817 (6.48%) Public Sector
5 807 (6.40%) Front Office
6 782 (6.20%) Marketing
7 674 (5.35%) Telecoms
8 670 (5.32%) Presentation Skills
9 598 (4.74%) Investment Banking
10 592 (4.70%) Manufacturing
11 481 (3.82%) Legal
12 460 (3.65%) Electronics
13 392 (3.11%) Retail
14 374 (2.97%) Financial Institution
15 309 (2.45%) Influencing Skills
16 226 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
17 155 (1.23%) Back Office
18 127 (1.01%) Documentation Skills
19 123 (0.98%) General Ledger
20 110 (0.87%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,707 (21.48%) Developer
2 2,033 (16.13%) Analyst
3 1,344 (10.66%) Project Manager
4 1,215 (9.64%) Architect
5 1,032 (8.19%) Business Analyst
6 762 (6.05%) Consultant
7 634 (5.03%) Java Developer
8 386 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
9 384 (3.05%) Senior Developer
10 377 (2.99%) React Developer
11 307 (2.44%) Software Engineer
12 285 (2.26%) Python Developer
13 281 (2.23%) IT Manager
14 278 (2.21%) DevOps Engineer
15 276 (2.19%) Programme Manager
16 272 (2.16%) Data Analyst
17 263 (2.09%) C# Developer
18 262 (2.08%) Financial Analyst
19 244 (1.94%) Data Engineer
20 242 (1.92%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 806 (6.39%) React
2 696 (5.52%) .NET
3 630 (5.00%) Web Services
4 512 (4.06%) Spring
5 504 (4.00%) AngularJS
6 481 (3.82%) Node.js
7 442 (3.51%) HTML
8 376 (2.98%) REST
9 331 (2.63%) CSS
10 316 (2.51%) Spring Boot
11 311 (2.47%) Kafka
12 253 (2.01%) RESTful
13 245 (1.94%) Material-UI
14 210 (1.67%) XML
15 207 (1.64%) JSON
16 173 (1.37%) HTML5
17 155 (1.23%) Middleware
18 145 (1.15%) .NET Core
19 142 (1.13%) .NET Framework
20 111 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 459 (3.64%) User Experience
2 381 (3.02%) Derivative
3 370 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 369 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 357 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 275 (2.18%) Hedge funds
7 266 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
8 256 (2.03%) Equities
9 224 (1.78%) Data Centre
10 201 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
11 184 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 177 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 176 (1.40%) Legacy Systems
14 173 (1.37%) Algorithms
15 172 (1.36%) Cloud Native
16 167 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
17 148 (1.17%) Public Cloud
18 143 (1.13%) Mobile App
19 127 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
20 125 (0.99%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 705 (5.59%) Windows
2 652 (5.17%) Linux
3 357 (2.83%) Unix
4 140 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 139 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 103 (0.82%) Android
7 84 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 79 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 40 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
11 38 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.16%) Solaris
14 19 (0.15%) AIX
14 19 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.12%) VMS
15 15 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
16 13 (0.10%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.071%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.071%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,808 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,502 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 1,437 (11.40%) Project Management
4 1,396 (11.07%) DevOps
5 1,109 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
6 1,092 (8.66%) Analytics
7 1,087 (8.62%) Migration
8 997 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
9 971 (7.70%) Change Management
10 947 (7.51%) Scrum
11 833 (6.61%) Software Engineering
12 816 (6.47%) Project Delivery
13 743 (5.89%) Microservices
14 737 (5.85%) Programme Management
15 694 (5.51%) Asset Management
16 632 (5.01%) SDLC
17 611 (4.85%) Full Stack Development
18 609 (4.83%) Risk Management
19 607 (4.82%) Test Automation
20 559 (4.43%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,925 (15.27%) SQL
2 1,584 (12.57%) Java
3 1,414 (11.22%) Python
4 1,148 (9.11%) JavaScript
5 772 (6.12%) C#
6 536 (4.25%) TypeScript
7 329 (2.61%) C++
8 299 (2.37%) PowerShell
9 292 (2.32%) Scala
10 286 (2.27%) Java 8
11 203 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 193 (1.53%) Kotlin
13 177 (1.40%) C
14 174 (1.38%) PL/SQL
15 158 (1.25%) VBA
16 142 (1.13%) Bash Shell
17 109 (0.86%) R
18 98 (0.78%) Shell Script
19 87 (0.69%) Perl
20 81 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 907 (7.20%) Degree
2 487 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 344 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 184 (1.46%) CISSP
5 152 (1.21%) PMP
6 150 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 126 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 118 (0.94%) CISM
9 77 (0.61%) Master's Degree
10 74 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
11 69 (0.55%) CIMA
12 66 (0.52%) CRISC
13 64 (0.51%) ACCA
14 59 (0.47%) ISEB
15 58 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 56 (0.44%) CISA
17 54 (0.43%) PhD
18 53 (0.42%) DV Cleared
19 43 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
19 43 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (3.19%) QA
2 391 (3.10%) PMO
3 288 (2.28%) GDPR
4 265 (2.10%) Data Quality
5 142 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 134 (1.06%) SLA
7 104 (0.83%) NIST
8 89 (0.71%) MiFID
9 87 (0.69%) Accessibility
10 69 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 67 (0.53%) IFRS
12 64 (0.51%) PCI DSS
13 57 (0.45%) GRC
14 45 (0.36%) COBIT
15 43 (0.34%) GAAP
16 30 (0.24%) EMIR
17 26 (0.21%) NIST 800
18 23 (0.18%) ISO 20022
18 23 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 19 (0.15%) ITGC
System Software
1 746 (5.92%) Docker
2 408 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 199 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (0.29%) vSphere
6 35 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 35 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 20 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (0.15%) XenApp
10 18 (0.14%) NFS
11 16 (0.13%) HDFS
11 16 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
13 9 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (0.056%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.056%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.048%) KVM
Systems Management
1 888 (7.04%) Kubernetes
2 675 (5.36%) Terraform
3 378 (3.00%) Ansible
4 120 (0.95%) Puppet
5 99 (0.79%) SCCM
6 79 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 77 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
8 54 (0.43%) Prometheus
9 50 (0.40%) Grafana
10 43 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
11 41 (0.33%) Kibana
12 34 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 33 (0.26%) Istio
13 33 (0.26%) vRealize
14 32 (0.25%) Control-M
15 23 (0.18%) logstash
16 21 (0.17%) Data Guard
17 20 (0.16%) Rancher
18 19 (0.15%) Packer
19 16 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,340 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 1,111 (8.81%) Oracle
3 1,068 (8.47%) SAP
4 307 (2.44%) Google
5 299 (2.37%) VMware
6 280 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 178 (1.41%) Cisco
8 158 (1.25%) ServiceNow
9 133 (1.06%) IBM
10 128 (1.02%) Informatica
11 127 (1.01%) Citrix
12 119 (0.94%) Adobe
13 118 (0.94%) Splunk
14 114 (0.90%) Databricks
15 86 (0.68%) Workday
16 81 (0.64%) Red Hat
17 71 (0.56%) Alteryx
18 68 (0.54%) Bloomberg
19 66 (0.52%) MuleSoft
20 60 (0.48%) Remedy